Fox News Interview with Dr. R. Craig Miller

The topic was Dental Sleep Medicine, including Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea.  According to the National Institute of Health, 50 to 70 million Americans are effected by chronic sleep disorders and other sleep-related problems that can significantly diminish overall health, alertness and safety.  Left untreated, sleep disorders have been linked to heart disease, stroke, hypertension, depression, diabetes and other chronic diseases.  Side effects of poor sleep may even be mentally related, such as lack of short term memory, disorientation, mood swings and Alzheimer’s disease.  Of course, driving while exhausted is as harmful as driving drunk.  Sleep problems may involve too much or too little sleep, or poor quality of sleep.

It was a challenge to share all of this information in the 15 minutes that I was allotted, so I had to talk fast, succinctly and be as efficient with my wording as possible.  A real “Ah-ha” moment for my interviewer, Renee Washington, was that fact that snoring is a form of suffocation and should be taken seriously as a sleeping disorder.

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